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Riverhounds Post Match: Bob Lilley not pleased, Arturo Ordonez on save plus Twitter Reaction after 0-0 draw vs Louisville

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Riverhounds SC Post Match Coverage on Pittsburgh Soccer Now is presented by The Bulldog Pub


The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and Louisville City FC showed why they’re two of the tougher defensive clubs in the USL Championship, playing to a hard-fought, scoreless draw at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.

FINAL: Riverhounds SC 0, Louisville City FC 0

With the result, the Hounds (8-2-7, 31 points), are now level with Charleston Battery at the top of the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference standings.

Between the two teams, only one shot found its way on frame, with goalkeepers Luis Zamudio and Oliver Zemmle picking up clean sheets.

Still, to Riverhounds Head Coach Bob Lilley, it wasn’t the kind of effort worthy of a first place team.

Following the match, Lilley expressed his displeasure with his squad’s performance and lack of focus.

Both Lilley and Hounds defender, Arturo Ordonez met with members of the media following the match.

Lilley shared much of his frustration, while Ordonez reflected on the match’s most exciting play, as he saved a shot that pinged off the post in the 64th minute.

PITvLOU Post Match Interviews (Bob Lilley and Arturo Ordonez) 

Bob Lilley on his team’s overall performance

“We all have to take responsibility. And do better. We have to play at a higher level. We know that. We’ll keep working on it. Maybe the guys have a different perspective. We had a great start, but we weren’t dangerous.”

“Tonight, we were poor. We had balls in the middle of the box, but no one there. Decision making on ball wasn’t good. Defensively we were fine under pressure. I don’t know if we did enough to win. Can’t have one or two chances a game.”

Arturo Ordonez on how the match changed after the rain

“(It) was a difficult night. We started well. The rain changed the game a little bit. That’s something we can’t control, so we need to do better.

Arturo Ordonez describes what transpired when he saved the ball off the line in the 64th minute 

Arturo Ordonez post match comments on this result being a learning experience for the Hounds  

PITvLOU Twitter Reaction

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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